Sunday, September 12, 2010

And in some bad news again....

Another RIP that I was just informed about.

Actor Kevin McCarthy passed away.  He was 96 years old and in more movies than I could think to try and tally up, chief among them the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Misfits (1961), plus the original Piranha, and (if my memory serves) he had a small role in The Howling.  His whole credits are here.

But for me, this is how I'll remember him, a movie I've seen countless times since I was very young.  Is it a guilty pleasure?  In some part.  It's also one of the smartest-stupid movies ever made.  It's Weird Al, after all, and McCarthy gave the 'straight-man' performance in the film spot-on:

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